Sunday, 6 March 2011

Be Glad In America You Can Legally Be An Asshole

Have you seen, heard or read something interesting lately?
Tip your editors In France, when they catch you spewing hate speech, you could serve jail time. That's the possibility recently fired Dior creative director John Galliano is facing after getting caught on video making anti-Semitic remarks to some bar patrons in Paris. Not only did he get fired, (which does happen here), but he has to stand trial and could face up to six months in jail.

This is in stark contrast to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that the Westboro Baptist Church, (which is comprised of one crazy family and is not a real church), has the right under the First Amendment to spew hate speech at homosexuals and anybody else they choose outside a military funeral. While we loathe the ideas presented by the bigots in each respective incident, we have to admit we agree that when you start jailing people for words, you get into the very territory you were trying to avoid by squelching their hate speech in the first place.

2 comments:

Jimmy said...

INDIA is a FREE SPEECH country too
come to INDIA

Vest said...

Swear as much as you may wish to - For in Heaven it will not be allowed.

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